Stopfinder was built with you, the school district administrator, and the parent in mind. Stopfinder is built upon the 30-plus year reputation and innovation of Transfinder and the most powerful routing solutions available today – Routefinder PLUS & Routefinder Pro.
Backed by the best routing solution in the industry, Stopfinder taps into Transfinder’s feature-rich Routefinder enterprise solution for accurate bus schedules and allows you to easily push out notifications or send messages via the secure Stopfinder app. Stopfinder is the only parent app that integrates directly to the proprietary Routefinder data, ensuring real-time accurate updates are provided to parents as you update Routefinder throughout your day.
Created by Transfinder, the industry leader in location intelligence and school bus routing software and trusted by more than 2,000 school districts in North America for the safe transportation of millions of students daily. Learn more and watch our short school administrator demonstration video.
“Timely. Accurate. Responsive”
Stopfinder is designed to keep parents in the loop to avoid misinformation from spreading and strengthen confidence in your transportation operation. We know that the accurate data behind a parent app is critical to keeping parents up to date. We also know that schedules and plans change for any number of reasons and circumstances.
We know what takes place in transportation departments across the country, from the small districts that have too few people wearing too many hats to large districts with a detailed chain of command to serve the needs of tens of thousands of parents who want immediate answers.
Stopfinder is the critical link that connects your constituents (parents and guardians) with the latest routing and bus stop information. Stopfinder is about staying ahead of the curve and empowering parents in the form of the most up-to-date information. The key is not just being timely but accurate. Stopfinder, coupled with Transfinder’s industry-leading Routefinder solution, gives you both.
But it’s more than a one-way conversation. Only Stopfinder offers the feature for registered parents to send a message to the transportation department via the secure app messaging component – including pictures and documents. The fact is many parents want to be involved and have a motivation to make this work better. They literally have “skin in the game.” Stopfinder helps you cultivate that relationship and strengthen your overall operation. It’s a win-win situation. You improve your operation and your customers, the parents of your students by providing the peace of mind they need knowing their children will arrive to and from school safely and on time.
Stopfinder will help you improve service as you reduce the stress levels of your parents, staff and even yourself. At its heart, Stopfinder is a self-serve app that gives parents all the information they want to know about their child’s bus stop: Where the stop is and when the bus is scheduled to arrive. It also provides any changes to the bus schedule. And with GPS, Stopfinder can tell parents in real-time when their child’s bus will arrive at the stop.
“More Than a One-Way Conversation”
Let’s be honest:
This is the app you wish you had when your children were in school (if your kids aren’t still in school)
Your parents want to know if they have time for one more cup of coffee before sending their kids out to the bus stop. Stopfinder removes the guessing game resulting in less chaos in your mornings.
With Stopfinder you can easily send the latest information to parents districtwide or on other criteria, such as grade, school or selected map region. Using GeoAlerts, the subscriber may also get notifications when the school bus arrives or departs the school, bus stop or any point along the school bus route.
Stopfinder is customizable so your customers can adjust how they receive information from the app. Users can receive push notifications on a host of issues, such as changes to bus routes and arrival times. That will reduce calls from concerned parents. And fewer concerned parents to begin with.
This frees up your transportation department’s bandwidth, which may already be stretched thin because of budget constraints, to focus on other important tasks. Think of Stopfinder as another employee (or several employees) on your team, because Stopfinder helps your transportation operation increase service and provide more information with fewer staff having to answer calls.
The app can be downloaded to any iOS or Android enabled device. Parents can also access the app on their PC through a web browser.
Stopfinder key features
Stopfinder will be available based on different service levels to best meet your school district’s needs.
This is our Pledge
Stopfinder will help you increase efficiency, service and the overall satisfaction of your customers and decrease parent calls, miscommunication and misunderstandings. They say knowledge is power. Stopfinder puts that power in the hands of your district’s families.